Quote from Khalil Amani regarding founders of hip hop in 2016.
From the article entilted “Afrika Bambaataa: On Shaking the Gay Rumors.” By Khalil Amani
One of my hip-hop premises on the advent of rap/hip-hop was that Disco music—a music that was all-the-rage of gay America had morphed its way into rap. Just look at the early pioneers of rap and their accoutrements (clothes/swag). Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were no more than broke-ass, ghetto rip-offs of the gayest male group ever—Village People—a group of costume- wearing homosexual men who had the ears of America singing such hits as “YMCA” and “Macho Man.”
You can also hear some of Khalil’s interview clips in the Mental Wakeup video about Hip Hop Gate at this link on HackInTheSystem.com